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Ajay Devgn: ATITHI isn't just for multiplexes

February 23, 2010 4:40:48 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Ajay Devgn isn't willing to slot ATITHI TUM KAB JAAOGE? as a core multiplex film and instead insists that the subject and treatment is the kind that would reach out to all kind of audience. "The film in fact pretty much targets masses as well if that forms the criteria of your differentiation between the single screen and multiple audiences", says Ajay whose last two major successes, ALL THE BEST and GOLMAAL RETURNS, worked in interiors as well as urban centers.

Further elaborating on the genre of the film, Ajay is quick to respond, "I would say that it is a Hrishikesh Mukherjee kind of a film. Remember his films when we used to get emotional and also smile at the scenes that unfolded. That's the bracket that ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE? finds itself in. It has the kind of humour which is clean and quite rib tickling."

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Having said that, Ajay has made sure that the film does carry a classy look right through its narrative. "The film is not very big budgeted and neither is it a multi starrer. However, what is of utmost importance here is that it has a solid script which makes it worth it. In a film belonging to this genre, a good balance has to be maintained between what is presented on screen and how it looks. That has pretty much been taken care by (the director) Ashwani Dhir."

ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE? is a screen adaptation of 'Tum Kab Jaaoge Atithi', a short story penned by noted satirist Late Sharad Joshi, for which adequate rights have been purchased. Produced by Amita Pathak, daughter of Ajay Devgn's close associate and friend Kumar Mangat, ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE? releases all over on 5th March.



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